Thursday, March 10, 2016


Kuwait Host Freefall Al Arabi

Heading into the weekend and Qadsia sit atop the Kuwait Premier League with the luxury of a five point cushion over champions Kuwait SC and surprise package Al Salmiya as the wins keep piling up. The latter two fought out a 1-1 draw last weekend, more good news for Qadsia and last season's champions face a tough ask this weekend when they host Al Arabi. Now the Mansouriya based team may be so far off the pace in 5th place but 21 points behind the leaders but they can be relied upon to raise their game against one of the big clubs.

Al Arabi's form has taken a nose dive since they defeated Al Sahel 5-2 early last month. They were found to have fielded an unregistered player and saw the result overturned, going down in the records as a 3-0 win for Al Sahel. There were recriminations at board room level and since then the team has recorded one win, two draws and a defeat.

Kuwait SC on the other hand have a knack of grinding results out with five victories coming with one goal margins. They remain second, a game in hand on Qadsia and they know anything less than three points against Al Arabi will be a disaster.

Qadsia have a relatively easy home game against bottom side Al Nasr on Saturday evening. They have won their last nine games, conceding just two goals along the way and their free scoring strikers must fancy their chances against a youthful, inexperienced Al Nasr side who have collected just six points all season and only managed nine goals in their eighteen games. Qadsia of course will not take their opponents lightly but won't have forgotten how they thrashed Al Jahra 10-0 not too long agon. With an already superior goal difference of +52 it must feel like they already have one hand on the title.

Weekend Games

11/03 Kazma v Al Shabab, Al Sulaibikhat v Al Yarmouk, Kuwait SC v Al Arabi
12/03 Al Jahra v Al Sahel, Al Fahaheel v Khaitan, Qadsia v Al Nasr

1 - Qadsia 19 16 2 1 62-10 50
2 - Kuwait SC 18 14 3 1 41-11 45
3 - Al Salmiya 19 14 3 2 43-18 45

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